Ricky Tims
27 Jun, 2018 by Lois Wright 09 Likes Share Post
Check out the exclusive interview below with Quilting Legend Ricky Tims who will be joining us at this year's Festival of Quilts. Learn from the beginning how Ricky got into quilting and what he will be bringing to you at this year's Festival!     Q. Ricky, can you tell us a little about yourself?  How long have you been quilting and how did you get into quilting in the fir
100 days to go
1 May, 2018 by Chloe Georgiou 34 Likes Share Post
Breaking news, there is only 100 days left until this year's Festival of Quilts! To celebrate we've teamed up with The Quilters' Guild and have picked the brains of quilters from around the globe to bring you these 100 top quilting tips... [video width="520" height="520" mp4="https://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FOQ-Video-Frames1b_low.mp4"][/video]   Tips fo
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26 Apr, 2018 by Chloe Georgiou 37 Likes Share Post
It's an exciting day at The Festival of Quilts HQ today, we have just found out that The Festival of Quilts has been nominated for best consumer show at the AEO Awards! The AEO Awards are the most prestigious awards in the events sector and we are honoured that The Festival of Quilts has been recognised as one of the top consumer shows in the country. The other shows shortlisted for Best Con
best event and exhibition
20 Mar, 2018 by Chloe Georgiou 46 Likes Share Post
Today has been a very good day for The Festival of Quilts team - we have been awarded first place in the best event/exhibition category in the Sew Magazine British Sewing Awards. We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who voted for The Festival of Quilts as their winner. Last year was an amazing year for the team the show turned 15 years old and we saw more quilts than ever
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10 Aug, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 110 Likes Share Post
It's been a busy first day at The Festival of Quilts and our highlight by far was announcing this year's Festival of Quilt competition winners. There were 17 competition categories in total including Best In Show which was the overall winner out of all the categories chosen which went to Philipa Naylor for her miniature quilt entitled Measure for Meaure. We are also delighted to announce tha
groves pattern
28 Jul, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 109 Likes Share Post
Add some colour and pizzazz to your home with this week's free pattern from Groves. This gorgeous wall hanging is made from fat quarters and suitable for quilters of all abilities. Download your free pattern here.  
quilt of memories
28 Jul, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 113 Likes Share Post
The idea of the quilt of memories was formed when Sylvia Priest's husband was tragically diagnosed with Leukemia. Wanting to make sense of what was happening Sylvia chose to create a quilt to honour all the people who have been lost to Leukimia. After speaking to others about this project, over 140 people got involved sending in quilt blocks with initials of the people they wished to be remembe
quilt groves pattern
24 Jul, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 101 Likes Share Post
In this week’s free quilt pattern from Groves, learn how to make an Amish style quilt, uses traditional triangle blocks. This quick quilting project is perfect for those short on time. This pattern is designed and created by Pat Archibald. Download your free quilt pattern here.
quilt 830 women1
20 Jul, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 112 Likes Share Post
598 women were killed by a result of domestic violence between 2009 and 2015. That is approximately two women a week. The Women's Quilt is made up of 598 patches, one patch for each woman who tragically died. The Women's quilt is an emotive and evocative quilt that commemorates the lives of these women and acts as a a poignant reminder that domestic abuse is unfortunately still the norm for too
dressdon 830x403
17 Jul, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 108 Likes Share Post
In this week's free quilt pattern from Groves, master the art of dresden plate blocks with this project to create a dresden quilt. This pattern has been designed and made by quilting pro Janet Goddard and is suitable for beginners. Download your free quilt pattern here.
anne marie 830x400
14 Jul, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 103 Likes Share Post
The queen of colour Anna Maria Horner will be joining us for a meet and greet at this year's Festival of Quilts. Whilst Anna may be best known for her range of patterned quilting fabrics in vibrant colours, Anna can also add designing and producing a clothing line, exhibiting her quilts and paintings in various gallery exhibitions, setting up the textile shop Craft South, penning three sewing b
fringed cushion
11 Jul, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 106 Likes Share Post
In this week’s free quilt pattern from Groves  learn how to make a fringed flower cushion using sew easy triangles. This pattern covers the basics of machine quilting and is suitable for beginners. Download your free quilt pattern here.
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5 Jul, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 102 Likes Share Post
Jo Avery is arguably one of the busiest ladies in quilting. She is the owner of craft store myBearpaw which has swiftly become a go to place for crafters in Edinburgh, you can shop for fabrics, yarn and tapestry kits as well as taking a workshops in sewing, quilting, embroidery or crochet taught by Jo herself. When she is not there Jo can be found her displaying her quilts at one of the many qu
spiral new
29 Jun, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 115 Likes Share Post
In this week's free quilt pattern from Groves learn how to play with colour and shape to create an eye catching spiral bargello. This quilting project is suitable for intermediate quilters. Download your free quilt pattern here.
Kaffe-Brandon
29 Jun, 2017 by Chloe Georgiou 126 Likes Share Post
Textile royalty Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably will make a popular return to The Festival of Quilts this Summer. The creative duo who have worked together for over a decade in the Kaffe Fassett Studio, will be joining us at The Festival of Quilts for a book signing in the wake of their new releases Quilts in Ireland and Sew Artisan. You will be able to meet Kaffe and Brandon on the Rhi